Creston California

Creston News           December 4, 2018





the above photo was taken around 2007. The store changed owners in February of 2014 and then, again, on January 1st of 2016, with a few familiar faces behind the counter ! Excellent food and friendly service, plus a mini-market.  They have on hand some delicious cookies, and brownies (baked in house) ::::  check out the counter ! 

Creston Area  Calendar of Events

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           the Annual  C.a.t.c.h.  Fund Dinner ( Cowboy Christmas) Party is being held this year on Saturday, December 15th    from  5  - 8 PM at the Community Center.  What is C A T CH ? Click on the button/tab at the top of this page to "read all about it". I have posted the entire history - as I have been told by those in the know !!
  The CATCH  Dinner ( our  9 th EVER ) features a LIVE Dessert Auction ( all Home Made and high end !! ) plus a Silent Auction, a fabulous meal - this year's caterer is  La Mexicana Restaurant.  Details are posted below !!

NEWSFLASH::  I have posted the addresses and phone numbers of our elected officials on the contact page.

DID  YOU  KNOW THAT  THE GARDEN CLUB  HAS AN AREA INSIDE  THE COMMUNITY  VOLUNTEER  GARDEN  WHERE CELEBRATION - MEMORIAL - HONOR  TYPE ENGRAVED  BRICKS ARE  INSTALLED ?  It is located at the main entrance, around the three birch trees that are in a huge raised planter !  Anyone can personalize a brick and help support the Community Garden Club - which uses proceeds to maintain and improve our gorgeous community garden - which is sort of like the only real  "park" located here in our Creston area !! Applications to create a personal brick are right there at the entrance to the Garden - which is located on Swayze Street, next to the Rodeo Grounds, and for more info on this idea, please call Judy at  805-226-9489. I have purchased two bricks so far -  one that honors friends and family, and the other that honors the memory of my two beloved BLM Mustangs, who were very dear to me, of course ! The cost for three lines is $75.  I am guessing that there are over 50 bricks in that area so far.

NEWSFLASH :: Creston Compost now has retail hours ::  Tuesdays - Saturdays from  10 -3  - for appointments, call Bob at  805-674-7734  or  805-238-7866 !   100% organic blend of aged mushroom compost -  soil lab analysis provided -  $6  per cubic foot  ( 26 quarts ) which is about  1/2 the cost of premium store brands. Purchase by the yard and save another  $47.  Creston Compost is located at  6525 O'Donovan Road ! 

The Creston Advisory Body meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month inside the Church Sanctuary. Check out their web site for details  ( see my Links / Contacts page ) and the Bulletin Board for the Agenda that is posted 3 days before their meeting. The agenda is also posted inside the local Library ! All sorts of reports are given, such as Police, Fire, District 5 - Debbie Arnold, etc. If you have any questions, check out their informative web site - the address is on my Links and Contacts page ( see button above ).
For those of you new to Creston, the Library is open on Tuesdays from 1 - 7  pm, Thursdays noon - 6 pm, and Fridays 10 am  - 4 pm. You can order whatever you want ( books, CDs  , DVDs, VHS movies, documentaries, pretty much ANY  magazine, etc ) by logging on to   and place your order, and then it can be shipped to the Creston Library for pick up during regular hours.  Also, did you know that you can download a book to your electronic device right  inside the Library ??

   The local Friends of the Creston Library meets at  11 am on the Second Thursday each month. Lots of exciting activities at the Library ! the backyard project has made some progress in the last two years: a healthy, flowering Locust was donated by the Garden Club and installed into the ground by Kay and Paul Kunzler, two lilac bushes, and a bushy guava with fuzzy green leaves all year long has been growing nicely. It does not produce flowers or fruit, YET !

NEWSFLASH  ::::    the Creston 4 H is hosting a wonderful Christmas Wreath Fund Raiser again this fall season. These gorgeous items can be shipped to 48 states via Fed Ex.  Look for a detailed flier on the Post Office bulletin board  VERY  VERY  SOON !  Meanwhile, you can call  805-441-9641  for more details  NOW  !

NEWSFLASH   --  The Creston Elementary School is hosting a fantastic Fund Raiser starting this coming Friday - Nov. 30th -- the kids are selling Raffle Tickets for amazing prizes - the tickets are $1  each and can be purchased from a student or inside the School Office - phone # is 238-4771. Proceeds will be used for field trips and assemblies. I do not have a flier with details. The prizes are wonderful, as detailed in an email I received.
    THE  CRESTON  LIBRARY HAS  A  CRAFT  ACTIVITY FOR  DECEMBER ::  Check out your books,  then make a Christmas Ornament and a card. The Library is  open on Tuesdays  1 - 7 pm,  Thursdays  noon - 6 pm, and Fridays from 10 am  - 4 pm.  Cookie has done a great job creating interesting activities for all ages !!

  Friday,  Dec 7th  Annual Women's Club Christmas Party !  At Melenie's home this year -- open to every Creston  lady - the most amazing "pot luck"  you will see this season  ( unless you attend the Garden Club pot luck party, of course ! ).  There is also a gift exchange and details can be had by calling Jennifer Best - her # is posted on my Contacts page ( see the button above ) -  or perhaps you can search it on Facebook. The entire history of the Women's Club is also on this web site - as detailed in the "Creston History Book" - under the tab "Civic Clubs".

Saturday  Dec. 15th  5 - 8 PM   C.A.T.C.H.  fund  Cowboy Christmas Dinner Party at the Community Center. Tickets are $45 or you can reserve a table for 8 for $400.  For info or to purchase tickets, call Donna  805-610-1517 - remit your check to Donna   c/o  CATCH  Fund, PO  Box  403, Creston  CA  93432.  Deadline to order your tickets is Friday,  Dec. 7th.    This year's dinner will be catered by  La Mexicana Restaurant. Proceeds are being used to make improvements to our Community Center, which has been in progress for decades ! The latest project is to create an outdoor patio with a patio cover, along with some outdoor landscaping.  Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers and the contractors who have helped to create this important community resource !

Monday  Dec  24th   around  9 AM,  the street in front of the Post Office will be packed full of some 300 - 400 locals enjoying hot coffee,  some decadent Dutch Oven Desserts,  some fabulous breakfast burritos ( thank you Creston Men's Club  ! ), plus dozens of goodies and desserts brought by the locals - it is always fun to visit with the friends and neighbors that one sees only at events like this ! Santa arrives ( often on board the old - restored - fire truck ) around 11 am,  sits on the very old bench in front of the Post Office, and gives out nice gifts to all the kids lined up !  The gifts are supplied by the Women's Club  ( THANK  YOU ! ).  If you are new here to Creston, please come and see how our little town celebrated the very last day that the Post Office delivers mail !

   Monday   Dec  24th  7 PM   Christmas Eve service at the local Community Church. More details should  be posted on the church web site.   I received a nice postcard, snail mailed to every resident with the 93432 ZIP code. The church is located on the corner of O'Donovan and Adams St., across from the Elementary School.




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